14.5" Starmaster 10" Portaball 10" Orion XT10 ES 127ED 90mm F/5.5 ED Astrotech Coronado PST A few eyepieces and Earthwin binos
6'' Orion SkyQuest f/5 12.5" Astrotel truss dob f/3.3 20" Super FXQ Starmaster William Optics 80mm ZenithStar ED II 1855/2500 Observing sessions grand total for 2013, 49. So far in 2014, 14
16.5 inch f 5.3 Zambuto optics homebuilt Dob
8 inch f 8 homebuilt Dob
Fraser Valley Astronomers Society Director
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
I think it is clearing up!
Retired owner of Tectron Telescopes and retired editor of "Amateur Astronomy Magazine." Author of "The Modern Dobsonian" and "Starry Starry Nights"
Quote:I'm looking to get the largest Dob I can fit into my 2003 Chevy Venture minivan. I had a 24" Starmaster that fit but I needed to tilt the mirrobox so that the altitude bearings could fit through the rear opening as I was sliding it in.Which manufacturers have the smallest footprint, lowest profile etc. I can go on their websites and look this up but I'd like to hear from actual owners and what they were able to accomplish. At this time I have no desire to get a small trailer so that would not be an option.Thanks in advance for your replies. Regards, Mark.
StarStructure 24" f/3.3 | ServoCAT/Argo Navis
Astro-Physics 175EDF | AP1100GTO | ATS Portable Pier
Psalm 19.1 - A Psalm of David. "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork".